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Behra-Porsche

Behra-Porsche was a Formula One constructor competing briefly in 1959 and 1960. The team entered four Formula One World Championship Grands Prix (two starts) but scored no championship points.

The company was founded by Jean Behra, an established French racer. He had been driving a Ferrari D246 in 1959 but was dismissed from the team after the French GP. With designer Valerio Colotti, using Porsche components, he had an F1 car built at Modena in 1959.

The car was to debut at Monte Carlo in 1959 but Maria Teresa de Filippis failed to qualify. Behra intended to race the car in Germany but was killed in a racing accident driving a Porsche RSK at AVUS on 1 August 1959, just before the Grand Prix. The car was taken on by the Colotti team.

The Behra-Porsche Porsche Special made its first race start at the Argentine Grand Prix of 7 February 1960 driven by Masten Gregory, he finished 12th. Fred Gamble drove the car in the 1960 Italian Grand Prix at Monza on 4 September 1960 and finished 10th - nine laps down and the last of the cars still running at the finish.

Complete Formula One World Championship results

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Year Entrant Chassis Engine Tyres Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 WCC Points
1959 Maria Teresa de Filippis Behra-Porsche RSK Porsche 547/6 1.5 F4 D MON 500 NED FRA GBR GER POR ITA USA 0
Maria Teresa de Filippis DNQ
Jean Behra Behra-Porsche RSK Porsche 547/6 1.5 F4 D Jean Behra DNS
1960 Camoradi International Behra-Porsche RSK Porsche 547/6 1.5 F4 D ARG MON 500 NED BEL FRA GBR POR ITA USA 0
Masten Gregory 12
Fred Gamble 10

References

  • Porsche at GrandPrix.com
  • Behra-Porsche results
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